Home' The Bunyip : July 23rd 2014 Contents THE Central Districts Lions
men's Central Australian Bas-
ketball League team held off
a defiant North Adelaide on
Saturday night to win a crucial
game by two points.
The Lions came into the game
confident, celebrating US import
and starting point guard Kyle
Miller's 50th game with the club
and a 20-point thrashing of West
Adelaide the week before.
All looked well for the first
quarter as the Lions steamed to a
13-point lead, holding the Rock-
ets to only four points.
The second quarter saw the
Rockets start firing, as Luke Ma-
punda and Luke Pike, 15 and 17
points, respectively, stepped up
for the home team.
The Lions' scoring slowed as
their three-point shots were kept
to an unusually low four from 19
for the game and shots from other
areas could not find their mark.
At the close of the third quar-
ter, the determined Rockets had
made a comeback and held the
lead by one point.
The Lions rallied in the last
term, spurred on by a big per-
formance off the bench from Paul
Joyce, who grabbed 10 rebounds,
as well as the menacing presence
of Daniel Carlin on both ends of
Carlin top-scored for the game
with 19 points and eight re-
bounds as the Lions held on in a
tense final minute.
Central plays the Sturt Sa-
bres at home next Saturday in a
match-up that is crucial to secure
its finals spot.
"It's an important game
for both teams," Lions'
coach Scott Whitmore said.
"We have a very small
margin over Sturt going into
the finals and they are fight-
ing for their play-off lives.
"We don't want it to
come down to a three-way
tie with Forestville."
In the earlier game, the
Lionesses continued their
unfortunate season, losing
83-25 to North Adelaide.
It was a team effort from
the Rockets, with all 12
Centrals relied heav-
ily on Demi Skinner, who
finished on 14 points and
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Lions win a thriller
CENTRAL DISTRICT FOOTBALL CLUB INC. SANFL
THE Central District
gala dinner is on
this Saturday at the
Centre and tickets
are still available by
contacting the club.
The cut-off to secure
your ticket is 5pm
For $140, guests
receive a three-
course meal, a
drinks package and
Dillon will host
the evening, while
there will be a
number of past and
present players in
Bulldogs hit their straps
CENTRAL District is
now only one win out-
side of the top five after
an impressive 21-point
win over Woodville-
West Torrens on the
The Bulldogs played
some of their best football
of the season in the vic-
tory, with all 21 players
They set the win up
early, booting the first five
goals of the match to put
the Eagles firmly on the
Bryce Retzlaff was
prominent in the fast
start, booting two of his
four goals during the
After leading by 24
points at the first change,
Central extended its lead
to 31 points at the main
break and, in a low-scor-
ing affair, looked to have a
The second half saw the
Bulldogs at one stage lead
by as much as 45 points,
before the Eagles hit back
late to reduce the margin
to 14 points and ensure a
Central had a number
of chances to seal the
match in the last quarter,
with Retzlaff again kick-
ing truly late in proceed-
ings to confirm the result.
Reserves coach Jeff
Brown was pleased with
the victory, attributing
the side's form reversal
to an improvement in a
number of fundamental
"It was a really good
win," Brown said.
"Our tackling and use
of the ball over the last
month has picked up to a
new level, which is great."
Schiller and former Ta-
nunda player Matt Prior
were the best of the locals,
with the former picking
up 22 disposals and the
uct Jarrod Schiller
continues to go from
strength to strength
for the Bulldogs in
what has been the
best year of his career
Schiller, who rep-
resented the SANFL
against the VFL earlier
in the season, was again
in Central's best players
on the weekend and he
continues to impress the
Dogs' coaching staff.
"I reckon it is the best
I have ever seen him
play," reserves coach Jeff
"He is just really con-
sistent, he keeps every-
thing simple and he is
Jarrod Schiller -- Nuriootpa
Reserves: Central District 4.10.34 d Eagles 11.12.78
Under 18: Central Distric 13.8.86 d Eagles 8.9.57
NEXT WEEK -- BYE
RIGHT: Daniel Carlin jumps
over two North Adelaide
players during the Lions
narrow win on Saturday
INSET: Amy Onaca looks
for an option down the
court during the Central
Districts women's heavy
loss to North Adelaide on
PHOTOS: Tanya Fielding
WET weather forced the cancellation
of the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club's
race meet last Thursday, with torrential
rain in the lead-up to race one the final
straw for an already waterlogged track.
"I'm going to go with about 80mm in
about 11 days," club chief executive Domi-
nic Shepley said of the rainfall at the track.
"It was a heavy 10 on Wednesday and the
rain that came through between 8.30 and
11am killed it.
"There was a lot of surface water on the
After a number of inspections by stew-
ards, the jockeys had the final say, deeming
the track to be unsafe to race on.
"They felt that it was really wet out on
the 800m," Mr Shepley said.
It is the first time in Mr Shepley's time in
charge that a meet at Gawler has been called
off, but he found positives in the outcome.
"While it is disappointing, the track stays
in good nick and we get to reset for our
busy season," Mr Shepley said.
"We have got a big month of racing com-
ing up, with races on Sunday the third (of
August), August 20 and then we go into our
"We are pleased that we will be able to
present a pretty good track through that
Family keen to race
Ken and Jacinta Newlyn with Jak And Boss after its win at Gawler last week.
GREYHOUND racing resumed
at Gawler on Tuesday after a
week's break, during which the
old building was demolished to
make way for the new facility.
The stake race over 531m provided
a northern trainer with the opportu-
nity to win after a long drive.
Jak And Boss from box seven
crossed to the rail to lead narrowly
from Coulta Hill (one) and Havago
Around the corner and into the
back straight, Jak And Boss opened
up a two-length break on Coulta Hill,
with Havago Brinni also in pursuit.
Jak And Boss still led into the home
straight, with Coulta Hill staking its
claim on the rails and Havago Brinni
finishing quickly on the outside.
However, the pair left their runs
too late and Jak And Boss got the
bickies, scoring by a head in the time
of 31.07 seconds.
Havago Brinni was second for
Rebecca McAuley-Fry, of Lewiston,
while Coulta Hill ran third for Tim
Ieraci, also of Lewiston.
Jak And Boss is trained at Port Au-
gusta by Ken Newlyn and is raced in
partnership with his wife Nicole.
It is a real family affair to keep the
kennel operating, as Ken is a fly-in,
fly-out operator at the Prominent
Hill mine in the state's north and is,
therefore, away for lengthy periods.
This is where Nicole and their
daughter Jacinta come in, doing the
work in Ken's absence.
The family's involvement in grey-
hound racing started when daughter
Kelsey worked in Adelaide with Ma-
rie Harvey, who raced greyhounds
with husband Murray.
That got the Newlyn family inter-
ested and they now get a real buzz out
of the sport.
Ken finds it satisfying to be in-
volved in a sport he loves, while of-
fering something for others to enjoy.
And where did Jak And Boss get
The 'Jak And' are initials of family
members, and the 'Boss' came from
the fact she was the chief of her lit-
ter.Last week was the first race she won
over this distance at Gawler, which
Ken put down to the fact that she
had not previously had the right run,
but this time jumped well and got to
the front through the first turn.
While the trip from Port Augusta
takes its toll, Ken used to live at Cleve
on the Eyre Peninsula and would
drive to Port Augusta just to trial.
It is an indication of how keen the
family is and people who put that
much effort into racing deserve a few
Racing is on at Gawler every Tues-
day afternoon, while there is a twi-
light meeting this Sunday.
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